Musee Soulages

Rodez | France

About the Museum

Built to exhibit works by the French painter Pierre Soulages , it also receives temporary exhibitions from other contemporary artists. The collection includes the donation of Pierre et Colette Soulages. Which brings together nearly 100 paintings on paper, including the precious Brous de noix. Begun in the mid - 1940s, walnut bristles showcase a material peculiar to the craftsman, and from the outset they show the very personal concept of abstraction at Soulages.

Few represented in public collections, these works of the years 1946-1948 are among the major pieces of the artist, as well as the Outrenoirs since 1979. The paintings on paper form a single set that goes to the linear gouaches , purified of the 70s.

Soulages has a deep and confirmed interest, for the realization of "multiples" . The printed work (etchings, lithographs, serigraphs) composes an entire part of its production. Experimentation stimulates chance, and accidents dominate it. The copper dies of the prints will be next to the printed boards and also the sculptures.

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